Because peasants were the lowest class, they were also the largest; paired with their job of farming, it made them ideal to send as colonist to the New World, as they were expendable and eager to own all land they could farm. This helped keep England and France relevant in the movement to the New World, as they could muster large colonizing parties to make up for their lateness in discovery. England and France may not have had this ideal resource without division of labor. SOCIAL - labor was distributed between social classes in many European countries, and helped define each class more so than before. When the New World and Old World saw what work was designated to each gender in the other, they developed a misinterpretation of what society was like
Even though the machine would help the slaves work, they were needed to grow and pick the cotton now that the cotton was such a huge producer. Slaves were a main part of the South, and now that the Cotton Gin was in effect more slaves could not be freed. In fact, plantation owners began to move to larger plantations where they would need even more slaves. Southern farmers did not want to have to go out in the field and do the work that they could buy slaves to do for them. However, the Cotton Gin was a success in the South because it increased the population, and helped the production of Cotton become stronger.
[But] of the American Civil War it may be safely asserted that there was a single cause, slavery,” is most accurate. Confederate states’ secession led up to the declaration of the Civil War. Slavery in many ways caused the the Southern states to secede. The pro-slavery states’ profits were earned with the labor of slaves. The North invented the cotton gin which allowed them to prepare cotton much quicker and efficiently.
Once the cotton gin came to the South, they needed more slaves because they were producing more cotton. Plantation became the goal in the South and Abolitionists made the Southerners keep a tighter hold on their slaves. The United States was one of the last places to stop slavery and still keeps the ideas of white supremacy today. For example, in The Growth of The American Republic by Samuel Eliot Morrison and Henry Steele Commager, a textbook used from the 1930’s to the 1960’s _
Immigrant labor also played a major role in the consistency of the U.S leading cotton industry. With the assistance of this cheap labor, the profits of the industry greatly helped the economy, while becoming the world leader in cotton production. As a result of cottons huge contribution to the U.S economy, the government would therefore regulate to the benefit farmers in cotton fields. Furthermore, the alliance of agricultural organizations to protect farmers for fair trade of into markets, research supported by Universities to advance farming technology, and the government subsides to insure farmer get paid. All of these were constructed in favor of the U.S control of the profitable cotton market.
According to the chart of voting and jury rights of Blacks in the North in 1860, only five out of sixteen northern states allowed Blacks the right to vote (Doc A). This shows that even though fourteen percent of the population of America at the time was Black, they did not always get to vote. They cannot vote for people to represent them in government. This leads back to when Britain was taxing the colonies even though they had no representation in the British parliament. The Blacks are being taxed, yet they have no representation in government.
In the 1700’s, the Northern and Southern regions of the United States had developed two distinct economies. In the South, large plantations and farms owned by wealthy men growing cash crops such as cotton, tobacco, and indigo were responsible for the majority of the economy. These plantations and farms used slaves to substitute for the necessary labor as it was a much cheaper and more accessible alternative. Trade and business were predominantly conducted overseas with Great Britain and other European nations. Towards the North, however, people thrived off of a more diverse and industrial economy; some also worked as farmers, but more were merchants, bankers, and laborers who manufactured goods.
In addition, cotton stimulated the national economy in multiple ways. The growth in the supply of cotton promoted the Northern textile industry, while the funding and transportation of Southern cotton encouraged Northern banking and shipping. Also, Southern demand for Northern manufactured goods and Midwestern farm produce rose as a result of the profit gained from cotton. Because of its enormous effects on the American economy, cotton became known as “King Cotton” or “white gold”. However, the cotton gin also sparked the resurgence of Southern slavery, which had been in decline due to the drop in tobacco production.
Ratification of the Constitution by some states was based on the expectation that the Constitution would be changed by amendments such as these. Madison originally drafted 19 amendments, 12 of which his congressional colleagues passed on to the states for their approval. On December 15, 1791, 10 had been approved by enough states to become part of the Constitution. These amendments guarantee our individual rights as citizens, such as the freedom of speech, religion and in the First Amendment. In 1785 Madison had written one of the most significant essays regarding separation of religion and government, which no doubt gave him inspiration for some of the Bill of
After the war, 4 million African Americans were freed and the Union was saved. Also, slavery was abolished. Before the Civil War, the powers of the federal government were very limited. There were many slaves working hard, and women with very few rights. During the war, slavery became the most prominent issue.